On 23 April 2021, the long awaited Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 (“2021 Act”) was commenced. The 2021 Act transposed the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2018/843) into Irish Law by amending the Criminal Justice Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act 2010 (the “2010 Act”), the core legislation pertaining to Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (“AML / CFT”) in Ireland.
Matheson recognises the significance of these changes for both our existing and newly impacted clients and we have updated our ever popular, client resource, The Matheson AML Toolkit (the “Toolkit”) to assist you in navigating through these changes and what they mean for your firm.
Click here for the most up to date version of the Matheson AML Toolkit, a guide to AML in Ireland.
Of particular benefit is the inclusion of a consolidated version of the 2010 Act reflecting all changes to same brought about since enactment. We have also included a marked up version of the consolidation, focusing on the changes to various sections brought about by the 2021 Act.
The Toolkit also includes overviews and commentary of other important AML / CFT developments at Irish, European and International level.
We hope you find The Matheson AML Toolkit useful and that it becomes your go-to resource for AML in the future. Should you have any queries in respect of the materials included in The Matheson AML Toolkit, please do not hesitate to contact any of the AML team.